A girl types on a computer where she works at the Centre for Reinforcing Cultural Heritage, in Siwa
A girl types on a computer where she works at the Centre for Reinforcing Cultural Heritage, in Siwa, November 24, 2014. Most of Siwa's population of 23,000 speak a dialect of Berber - Siwi - but children learn Arabic from an early age at school. Residents of Siwa have been hurt by declining tourism in Egypt, which received 9.5 million tourists last year, down from over 14.7 million tourists in 2010, before the uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nationwide, the situation is gradually improving and the government says tourism could recover to pre-crisis levels next year if regional turmoil spares Egypt. But Siwa, located just 50 km (30 miles) from war-torn Libya, still sees only a fraction of the tourists that once visited the desert oasis, the head of Siwa's tourism authority says. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)
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